Tag Archives: Paper making

Oops, not paying attention!

Do you know how far the contents of a blender splatter when you’re not paying attention and don’t ensure the lid is on before flicking the switch? 3/4 of a blender of water mixed with 1/2 a cup of paper … Continue reading

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Paper pulp dipping

My friend Judy & I decided to have a go at this.  I’ve never done it before, never seen it done and haven’t watched any on-line tutorials, but I have seen some superb results.  The piece below, made by Jill … Continue reading

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Continuing recycling prints ……

Following on from my last post, this week I pulped some more of my old print proofs (yes, you’ve guessed it, I have quite a pile of paper to recycle!) and also prepared some of the white offcuts for new … Continue reading

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Recycling prints into paper

About 18 months ago I shredded some of my print proofs and recycled them into new paper, ready to be printed on again.  At that time, a lot of what I pulped had been printed in black or dark inks … Continue reading

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Paper making & staining: Recycling teabags

Yes, I know, teabags are old-hat.  Everyone works with them.  However, in my view, they are cheap, readily available, durable but lightweight, stain well, and are an all-round good medium to use for both collaging and new paper production. So … Continue reading

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New papermaking experimentation

Following on from my papermaking lesson recently I had my second go on Monday with my own shredded paper.  As could be seen from my previous post here I had shredded some of the paper I used to print on … Continue reading

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Recycling paper

Recently I had a paper-making lesson.  I’ve made paper once before but it was in a large class situation and most of the preparation was done by the organisers in advance.  This time there were only two of us – … Continue reading

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